Free Agency, Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
The results of the MRI showed a sprain and a small fracture in the elbow. Wade will be out the remainder of the regular season.
Source: – via NBA.com
For a moment at Thursday’s Miami Heat practice at AmericanAirlines Arena, it was as if Dwyane Wade was a teammate again. Because in the wake of the elbow injury that will keep the Chicago Bulls guard out for at least the balance of the regular season, he was in just about everyone’s thoughts. “That’s heartbreaking,” coach Erik Spoelstra said shortly after the Bulls announced Wade would be out for the rest of the regular season with a small fracture and sprain of his right elbow. “I don’t know what to say. Even as competitors — and we’re battling right with Chicago — you want to see everybody out there right now. You don’t want to see anybody getting hurt. I know how much this game means to Dwyane. I’m going to reach out to him.
While Heat fans might be hoping for a reunion this summer, it’s hard to imagine Miami offering anything close to the kind of guaranteed money Wade has on the table next season with the Bulls (he has a $23.8 million player option) if he decides to enter free agency. Although the Heat is expected to have roughly $39 million in cap space next season once it recoups the $25 million cap hit next season for Chris Bosh, Miami has several of its own players (Dion Waiters, James Johnson, Willie Reed) who are not under contract for next season and there’s a chance Pat Riley would prefer to keep those guys on the roster. That said, it’s clear there is still plenty of love between the Heat and Wade.
Source: – via Miami Herald
“There’s been so much talk about bringing him back here. I’m trying to get a read.” A: “I spoke to somebody who hinted last night he might leave, but it was a vague notion.” Q: “Would you take him or Dion Waiters if both requested a three-year contract?” A: “Waiters. Longer shelf life. Do these return-to-glory scenarios ever work out? Rarely.”
Source:  – via South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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